Jim Cantore - Thundersnow
While thundersnow may sound like a made up term, it is actually a rare occurrence where thunder and lightning occur during a snowstorm. Last weekend, Weather Channel meteorologist, Jim Cantore, witnessed six instances of thundersnow while covering Winter Storm Neptune in Boston; and let’s just say his reactions were a little over the top; like you’re on a baseball team that just won the World Series, over the top. During his reaction to the fourth instance of thundersnow, Cantore even said he would prefer to be witnessing the weather phenomena over winning the 500 million dollar Powerball jackpot. Sorry Jim, but I’m not sure if I believe you on that one.
Growing up, Ed Sheeran’s parents didn’t allow him to play video games and rarely let him watch television. Instead, they encouraged him to read and learn music. After receiving her first guitar at a young age, Sheeran showed he was musically gifted. At 14 years of age, Sheeran, who gained his musical influences from bands and artists, such as The Beatles, Nizlopi, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, and Eminem left his family’s home in the English countryside and set off for London where he could gain more exposure as a musician. While in London, Sheeran devoted his time to music; recording and playing gigs at smalltime pubs. Sheeran released his first, self-titled album in 2006 and released his second album, Want Some a year later. Sheeran also posted many videos of himself playing music on YouTube, which led to him gaining a strong fan base.
In 2010, after feeling London gave him all it had offer, Sheeran headed for Los Angeles on a whim, where he was quickly discovered by Jamie Foxx, who asked him to appear on his Sirius radio show. Shortly after his appearance, Sheeran released an EP that reached the no. 2 spot on the iTunes chart, an extreme rarity for an unsigned artist, which led to him signing with Atlantic Records. Since then, Sheeran has released two studio albums; including his certified platinum album, “X.”
Today, we spotlight musician, Ed Sheeran, who has recently announced his widely anticipated North American tour. Taking place this spring and summer, tickets for the tour will go on-sale this Friday. In Sheeran's honor, we have put together a piece highlighting 10 famous redheads in music. Take a look below!
1. Ed Sheeran
Being interested in music as long as he can remember, English singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran, first began playing guitar at a young age when he showed promise as a musical talent. Determined to make a name for himself, 14 year-old Sheeran left the small country town of Framlingham and set off for London where he played gigs at local pubs and released multiple EP’s. He also posted numerous videos of himself performing on YouTube, which ultimately caused his fan base to take off. Fast forward a few years, and his determination and hard work paid off; Sheeran has released two studio albums; including his certified platinum album, “X,” and has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards. It's safe to say he rose to the top as one of the most popular redheads in music.
Ford Speed Dating Prank
In honor of Valentine's Day, Ford has put out a short video titled "Mustang Speed Dating." In the clip, a few unsuspecting guys go on a blind date with a woman who turns out to be a professional stunt driver. After meeting in a café, the woman asks each man if they want to go somewhere else and offers to drive.
Once in her car, she admits that she doesn't know how to drive stick and maneuvers out of the parking spot in a manner that would make every car enthusiast cringe, but she then takes each guy to a parking lot where she unleashes every single one of the 435 horses the 5.0 liter V8 Stang has to offer. Needless to say, each guy was a bit surprised when the woman they thought barely knew how to drive stick was now ripping donuts through a parking lot. Although the latter half of this video is great, my favorite part is earlier in the clip when one guys tells the woman that he's a ninja.
It's a simple fact of life. Someday one of either two things will happen to your favorite artists: 1) They will kick the bucket or 2) They will decide that enough is enough and retire from the music business. It happens to every musician, but for some of them that time is coming sooner rather than later. So here are four artists you may want to think about seeing before it's too late, in no particular order.
Normally when someone retires it's because they're entering the final chapter of their life, and they want to live their final years without the stress of work, maybe do some traveling, and spend time with family. That does not appear to be the motivation for Motley Crue's retirement at the end of this year. After all, none of them are particularly old. Mick Mars is the oldest member of the band at 65, but the other three members are in their 50s.